Canon is embarking on a new adventure this year as they have officially announced the release of their new mirror-less camera, the M50. The first camera capable of 4K video recording in their line-up.

Essentially, the camera is alike Canons 2016 M5, yet with fewer dials and a more streamlined body. The £599.99 camera however, has slightly less megapixels than the M5, with a 24.1 megapixel APS-CCMOS sensor. Nevertheless, the sensor packs Dual Pixel technology, allowing for speedy, sharp and smooth autofocusing for both photo and video as well as an ISO range of 100-25600.

The Canon EOS M50 will be the first Canon camera to use the DIGIC 8, which allows the camera to shoot 4K video at 25fps, 1080p at 60fps and 720p at 120fps. DIGIC 8 also offers the M50 fast, still shooting speeds at 10fps in RAW or JPEG with one-shot focus.

Here is an example of the 4K footage shot by the M50:

At the back of the M50 you can find a built-in 2.36-million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder and beneath this is the 3 inch swivelling touchscreen LCD which can be used for Drag AF for selecting your preferred point of focus with your finger.

The Canon EOS M50 is currently on pre-sale, and will be available April 2018.